How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fill the Gaps in Your Smile

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fill the Gaps in Your Smile

If you have a gap in your smile, you either love it or totally hate it. If you have always desired a flawless, complete smile, you can address the gap in your smile with customized cosmetic dentistry. Numerous cosmetic dental procedures can give you a beautiful smile. However, the two most commonly used and reliable options are porcelain veneers and cosmetic tooth bonding.

Porcelain Veneers

A noticeable or significant gap between the front teeth is problematic for most people. If this is part of your smile, you have probably been told that braces or Invisalign can close the gap and give you perfect teeth alignment. However, any orthodontic treatment involves making a major investment in both time and energy. Porcelain veneers can help you fix the gap in your teeth permanently.

Veneers come in a series of eight to ten porcelain shields. Your dentist will carefully customize the dental veneers to suit your smile. Upon application on your front teeth, porcelain veneers give you a new look that is flawless in all aspects. They will conceal all the gaps in your teeth. You will only need to make two visits to your dentist to achieve that new, flawless, and no-gap smile that you have always desired.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers give you that perfect appearance you have always wanted and improve the function and appearance of your smile. Below are the common benefits of porcelain veneers:

  • They look and feel like your natural teeth
  • They are custom-designed for a perfect fit
  • They are durable and could last for decades
  • Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant
  • They help fix multiple dental issues at one time

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Some gaps in your teeth might not be conspicuous or noticeable to others. However, these gaps could still bother you, especially if food particles often accumulate there whenever you eat. It can be frustrating and embarrassing if your smile is tainted with food particles from whatever you ate last. Even if they appear between your less prominent teeth, you should address these gaps.

Perhaps your teeth are well aligned, and you have a straight smile, but some teeth are shorter or smaller than others. If some teeth do not stretch enough to match your other teeth, they could create gaps in your mouth, making you appear like you have holes in your smile. Cosmetic tooth bonding is effective in fixing minor dental issues like these.

The dentist will only take around 30 minutes to complete dental bonding on each tooth. The procedure is painless, non-invasive, and delivers a major transformation within a short time. Tooth bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured resin on top of the teeth. The dentist may sometimes apply multiple resin layers o build up smaller or gapped teeth. The dentist then cures the resin in place, giving you a complete cosmetic repair.

Tooth Bonding Process

Porcelain veneers are not the only way of fixing jagged, chipped, or discoloured teeth. Tooth bonding can be as effective as veneers, whitening your discoloured teeth until they blend with your other teeth. It often takes one visit to the dentist to complete the tooth bonding process, with each tooth taking around 30 minutes to complete. Below is the tooth bonding process:

  • The dentist starts with a minimal prep time involving a light sanding of the tooth enamel before covering the tooth with a conditioning liquid.
  • The next step involves applying the tooth-coloured resin. This procedure is painless – the dentist uses a brush to spread the resin, creating a new tooth structure.
  • The dentist uses a special light to cure and harden the resin, making it bond perfectly with your teeth.
  • The other step involves shaping the tooth into an original shape to ensure it resembles the neighbouring teeth.
  • The last process involves polishing the restored tooth until it gleams.

Cover Your Gaps and Get a Smile Makeover

In the past, you could not do anything even if you disliked the appearance of your smile. You simply had to endure and live with your smile no matter how unsightly it was. With the development of cosmetic dentistry, this is not the case today. You can achieve the smile you have always wanted with the help of an experienced cosmetic dentist and the right cosmetic dentistry procedure.

If you are ready to fill the gaps in your teeth and make other cosmetic dental changes, both major and minor, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Molson Park Dental. We will help you understand the different smile makeover options and help you choose the most suitable one.